egg, the southern-style breakfast spot in Brooklyn New York, was made for Pinterest inspiration.
To start, the clipboard where you add your name and leave your breakfast fate to the wait staff lives in a cute (and cold) waiting area. Their french press coffee comes with simple and basic white mugs. The cup of crayons centered on every wooden table are for patrons to use on the coloring paper doubling as place mats. Even the simple but effective font of the cafe name, egg, is just waiting to be pinned into my ‘Font/Type’ pinboard.
I knew this place was special when our waitress placed (free) dough balls on the table with my coffee. But they really had me once I started on my Eggs Rothko: easy cooked egg in a slice of Amy’s brioche topped with Grafton cheese, served with broiled tomatoes, bacon or seasonal veggies. Too good! And are all the ingredients locally sourced? Yup!
If you forced me (you don’t have to, I’ll go willingly) to eat there again, we would have to make a day of it because they offer both a breakfast and lunch menu. Just off the top of my head, I would go with: fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, the french toast. This is a place to go and “treat yo self”.
I read recently that egg is moving to a new, bigger location in Brooklyn, and they should. Unless you arrive bright and early there will be a wait (cue that cute waiting area).They don’t take reservations. But the 109 North 3rd street location will always hold an enormous place in my heart. egg was the last cafe I visited as a single woman, you see.
Come to think of it, I can’t believe it was a single cup of french press coffee that gave me the sustenance I needed before answering that sweet will-you-marry-me question with a loud and giggly, “DUUHHH!”
135 North 5th Street, Brooklyn New York
But! soon to be:
109 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn New York 11249